Mesko, left, in court

Ithaca, N.Y. — A jury found a former Cornell student guilty Thursday of first-degree sexual abuse and second-degree burglary, according to Tompkins County Court officials.

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The jury is still deliberating on the first-degree rape charge. It’s unclear when they’ll be done.

Peter Mesko, 23, was charged with the three crimes following a March 30, 2013, incident in which he entered a sleeping woman’s room and raped her as she slept, according to law enforcement.

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ADA Wendy Franklin holds up a photo of Peter Mesko that was submitted as evidence in the trial. (Jeff Stein/Ithaca Voice)
Mesko in court

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Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.